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this is bbc news, the headlines: the key suspect in the barcelona terror attack is confirmed dead. moussa oukabir, thought to have deliberately driven into crowds of pedestrians, was one of five men killed in a police raid on friday. they were reportedly planning bigger atrocities using explosives. steve bannon has joined a growing list of casualties from the white house, being fired from his role as chief strategist. bannon, who helped shape the america first message of mr trump's election campaign, is returning to his role with the right wing website brightbart. more than 460 people are now confirmed to have died in the landslide and flooding that hit sierra leone's capital freetown, according to the red cross. a mass burial has taken place amid rising fears of an outbreak of cholera. around 600 people are still missing. you're watching bbc news, in around ten minutes catch up with all the latest releases in the film review, but first it's
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time to click. get ready, your indian experience starts now. as soon as you step off the plane, india hits you like a big, hot wall of noise. it is everything you've ever imagined it to be. it is life turned up to 11. the first thing you'll notice will be the traffic. it's always the traffic.
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is the tip just to kind of step out? oh, this looks like a gap. the sound is deafening! everyone's honking. for 70 years this country has been independent of british rule and the cities that have sprung up around the old colonial grandeur seem chaotic, but they do kinda work. kinda. and india has found a niche in the wider world. half of its 1.2 billion people are aged 35 or under. maybe that's why it's known for its it know—how, its outsourcing. and the bosses of some of the biggest tech companies in the world are indian. but it hasn't had as much luck in taking over the world of consumer technology. after all, how many indian tech brands can you name? the truth is that although there is a middle class of consumers here willing to buy brands, it's not actually that big or that rich.
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we're here to find out how india is preparing for its future and, let me tell you, it is reaching for the stars. in 2013, india became the fourth spacefaring nation to launch a probe into orbit around mars and, unlike those who came before them, they did it on their first attempt. the indian space research 0rganisation, isro, has been gaining a reputation for doing tons of successful space stuff on a shoestring budget. their mars mission came in atjust $74 million, that's less than it cost to make the film gravity. and, in february this year, they made history again by launching a record 104 satellites on a single rocket. it could just be that india has created the perfect combination
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of big brains with big space experience, but a mentality for doing things on the cheap. just the sort of place you might go if you wanted to, say, land a robot on the moon for the space equivalent of small change. how confident are you that this will work? laughs welcome to the earthbound hq of team indus, one of a handful of start—ups competing for the google lunar xprize, that's $20 million for the first commercial company to land a rover on the moon. december, 2017, blast off. the team indus space craft goes into two days of earth orbit and then, boom, 4.5 days to the moon. 12 days of spiralling down to the surface and then if all goes well, out comes the rover, travels half a kilometre, sends back hd video and wins the prize. what could possibly go wrong?
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rahul narayan is the co—founder of team indus and has been here since the very start of the project, way back in 2010. at that point you had no idea how you would acheive it? yes, i googled it and figured out what wikipedia had to say about landing on the moon. you did an internet search on how to land on the moon? absolutely. laughs did it have any useful information? yes. it said there had been 85 attempts and i think every second attempt failed to the moon. six years later, there are around 100 people working very hard here, and it certainly looks like they know their space stuff. star wars in particular. even the toilets are appropriately labelled. and they've built themselves all the things that a serious space
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company should have, like a mission control room, a model lander that makes smoke, and a simulated lunar surface complete with a rover to go in it. so what do you use to simulate moon dust? just like national space agencies, testing every component and simulating every stage of the mission is a huge part of what they're doing here. we're making sure we do everything right. we're just not making it fancy. we are going to make it frugal, specific to the mission, but there's absolutely no corners that we're cutting. and, to look at it from a more philosophical way, we have one shot to win this. we don't have a flight spare, so if one blows up we can go and fly the other, we have to get this right. team indus is one of five start—ups from around the world who have secured launch contracts for their rovers. while they can't say for sure, they think they'll launch before any other team, and so perhaps be the first team to land and win! that's except for the fact that to save costs they have had to sell some of their spare launch weight to a competitor rover.
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japan's team hakuto will be onboard too. you're both going to get to the moon at the same time. yes. how is that going to work? it's whoever touches down first and whoever has the fastest rover? it's going to be crazy! in a manner of speaking, yes. so what do you expect to happen? so it's a race, it's going to be a very interesting race, and once we touch down and both the rovers are deployed, let's see which one makes 500m first. i would so put a laser gun on yours. i would so... imitates laser all of that assumes of course that the rovers make it to the moon in the first place. space exploration is a risky business and when it goes wrong, it tends to go really wrong. six years, hundreds of thousands of hours of effort and millions spent, and there's certainly a lot riding on getting things right. you mitigate the big pieces and then you start mitigating the smaller
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risks and at the end of the day, absolutely, one small wrong piece of code that somehow made it through could kill the entire mission. there is a word here in india that i think describes team indus's low—cost, make do approach. jugaad. i've come to the centre of mumbai, to dharavi — asia's second largest slum. here, in its tiny alleyways, "jugaad" is all around, as a desperately poor population reuses as much as is physically possible. built by workers who flocked to the city over hundreds of years, some of the houses here date back to the 1840s. up ahead, there is a pile of shredded denim which they use
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for fuel. they burn it to fuel the kilns, just like they burn a lot of stuff forfuel here. and there is smoke everywhere here. you can really tell the air quality is very poor. you just have to take a few lungfuls and it starts to burn the back of your throat, it makes your eyes sting. the smoke is a necessary evil for the people of dharavi. like most of the developing world, pollution has been the price india is paying for a booming economy. the smog that gives mumbai its spectacular sunsets has also made it the fifth most polluted mega city in the world. and when the sun disappears before it hits the horizon, you can well believe it. in november, 2016, the indian government declared the air pollution in delhi a national emergency, with harmful pollutants more than 16 times the safe limit. and it's notjust caused by all that traffic. so, where does it come from?
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i was surprised to find out a lot of it comes from diesel generators. see, the electricity in india isn't very reliable, but there are plenty of businesses that need guaranteed power, so they have their own individual generators that fire up whenever the electricity goes down and that means there are loads of exhaust pipes like this all over the city, which regularly belch out all kinds of unpleasant stuff. when you start looking for them, they're everywhere. hello. here in bangalore, we've come across a small project to capture the soot and turn it into art. so what we have built is a retrofit device that attaches to the exhaust pipe of the chimneys. this device can be attached to practically any exhaust pipe, irrespective of what is the age
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or type of engine you are running, and it captures practically whatever particle matter comes out of it. once you capture particle matter that is substantially carbon, which is like the basis of everything that exists in the world, at present we recycle it into inks, which we believe is something used by practically everyone on the planet. the headquarters of graviky labs is a mix of art studio and mad laboratory — the perfect combination, if you ask me! their so—called "air ink" does have a few restrictions. it will only ever come in black, and at the moment it's not good enough quality to be used in printers. graviky is giving it to artists, who are finding their own uses for it. painting and screenprinting, for example, for use on clothes and bags. and while the ink may only have limited uses at present, nikhil insists it is still better to put the carbon to good use rather
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than just collect it and dump it. there are many technologies that have captured pollution in one way or the other, they are all so supposed to do that, but if you don't recycle it you are actually leaving it for the future generations. i'm afraid that's all we have time for in the shortcut of click, the full—length version is for you on iplayer to watch right now and there's loads of extra photos from oui’ there's loads of extra photos from our trip to there's loads of extra photos from ourtrip to india there's loads of extra photos from our trip to india on twitter @bbcclick. thanks for watching and we'll see you soon.
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hello, and welcome to the film review on bbc news. to take us through this weeks's cinema releases is jason solomons. hello, jason, good to see you. hello. what have you been watching this week? this week on the film review we go to paris for the final portrait of swiss artist alberto giacometti and his very patient subject played by armie hammer. giacometti himself played by geoffrey rush and the film directed by stanley tucci. and then the weather is on the agenda as it always is at the weekend, but this time it's extreme weather as we follow al gore and a series of flip chart presentations around the sadly necessary an inconvenient sequel, a follow—up to his 0scar—winning an inconvenient truth. and in the hitman‘s bodyguard, the bodyguard played by ryan reynolds meets a hit man played by samuel ljackson and it's love at first sight.
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well, not really. let's start with final portrait. i'm a massive stanley tucci fan as an actor. i know he's directed a few films before. i must confess i don't think i've seen any of them looking at the list. how does this work—out? there was a one called big night where he played a restaurant owner with his brother played by tony shalhoub. stanley tucci doesn't pop up in this film, although tony shalhoub, who played his brother, does, again playing a brother interestingly, of alberto giacometti, playing diego giacometti. this is a story that i didn't know and a story that stanley tucci, strolling along in paris 25 years ago in one of the bouquinistes along the seine, and picked up this memoir of this american writer called james lord, who'd sat for giacometti in his final days in paris. this is what the story is based on. james lord himself, it's his memoir, and played by actor armie hammer, who is the very patient subject of giacometti, who, if you know his work, and there is an exhibition currently at the tate, i do urge you to see that, it does feature a lot of the work.
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he got very famous for the whittled—down sculptures, trying to get to the essence of humanity in an absurd world. stanley tucci being the impish character actor that he is doesn't really concentrate on the dark heart of the work, more the struggle of the artist and the pain that it is to sit for that artist because he can't make up his mind when his work is finished, if ever.


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